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Child Watch® Column: End Child Summer Hunger Now!

April 15, 2016
Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation and poor children like Linda who rely on free and reduced price breakfast and lunch during the school year to keep the wolves of hunger at bay face a long summer of food deprivation. “It was hard without school during the summer, but being able to qualify for something like food stamps or having a food pantry near us, that helped a lot,” Linda says, but at the end of the month, “it was kind of like a hit-or-miss kind of situation.”
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Child Watch® Column: Insure All Children!

September 2, 2016
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have just released Happy, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: Insure All Children! a toolkit to help schools and districts connect children to health care coverage as part of routine school enrollment.
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#MilitaryMonday: Dealing with Anxiety and Crisis During Deployment

October 31, 2016
I thought I could handle the stress, anxiety and depression I was battling all by myself after we got news of another deployment. I was wrong and after crisis I learned to reach out for help. Here's my story.
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Are you abandoning yourself?

October 25, 2016
Have you ever experienced a time when you were wronged or mistreated and didn’t stand up for yourself? In my late twenties I worked at a large international biotech company as a communications specialist. My counterparts in our Paris office were impressed with my work and invited me to come work...
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The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

October 18, 2016
Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
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Why Survive When You Can Thrive?

October 17, 2016
I’m sure you know of plenty of women who say “breast is best” and let their opinions known that formula is substandard for babies. They’re ready to defend the idea that breast milk is the only option unless it’s a dire emergency. Even then, after new moms have tried breastfeeding multiple times,...
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Why do we need mindfulness at school?

October 11, 2016
Both adults and children can benefit from mindfulness training, especially in the sometimes-challenging public school environment. Mindfulness is simply the practice of training our brain to be aware of our feelings, our bodies, and our environment in the present moment. Although it is an ancient...
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Suicide Prevention - Out of the Darkness

October 11, 2016
Originally posted on my blog as I deal with suicide loss and suicide prevention. Please visit my blog for more posts. Many of you know that my family and I participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Out of the Darkness" walk, in Asheville NC this past Sunday. It was such a...
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Are you over-managing your life?

October 11, 2016
“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” ― Eckhart Tolle , A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose A few years ago I got really tired of juggling and always trying to anticipate/manage the endless details of my life, family and business. I...
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Crazy-busy? Try incremental self-care

October 4, 2016
Last week I was visiting with my brother, a management consultant. He just started a new position based in another state, he has a toddler and a blended family, he travels for work and he’s working in an uber-fast-paced industry. We talked about his struggle to find balance and I suggested he play...
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